"The problems of council management (sometimes good, sometimes bad, always in charge) cannot be solved by one inquiry or one new management team. The good news is that the residents of the Lancaster West Estate (of which Grenfell Tower is part) are starting to consider alternative models.
One suggestion, as Danny Kruger and I argue in a new paper, is for residents to take over running the estate as a Community Land Trust. These have a long pedigree in rural areas; now the model is catching on in cities. On the Walterton and Elgin estates in Westminster, residents forced the council to hand over their homes in 1992. They now run the place. More are planned across London."
Read the full article in the Evening Standard here.
Read our paper, A community-led future: A proposal for the neighbourhood of Grenfell Tower.